Jamie Ruprecht

Jamie Ruprecht
Research Associate
UNSW Water Research Laboratory
Contact details:
(+61) 2 8071 9854

Jamie Ruprecht UNSW WRLJamie is an internationally recognised estuaries and wetlands expert specialising in field, laboratory and numerical modelling studies related to estuarine dynamics and wetland hydrology. Having previously been a Project Engineer at WRL, Jamie has recently completed a PhD on biophysical linkages in estuaries, and is now a Research Associate.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Masters in Engineering Science from UNSW Sydney. He was born and raised in the Manning Valley, where his family operates a fourth generation oyster farming business on the Manning River.

Jamie completed his Masters Thesis in 2015 on the stability of tidal inlets in restored coastal wetlands. He was the lead project engineer working on the Big Swamp Restoration Project and the Lower Manning River Drainage Remediation Action Plan, and is currently undertaking a water quality monitoring program at the Big Swamp site.

Jamie has also recently completed several extensive boat wave-riverbank vulnerability assessments on the Hawkesbury, Clarence, and Williams Rivers, NSW. Jamie is currently working on several large wetland restoration projects (both research and applied) throughout NSW.


  • 2015: Winner Green Globe Awards - Big Swamp Recovery: Evidence Supporting Innovation
  • 2014: Winner Engineers Australia’s Excellence Award (Sydney Division) – Tomago Wetlands Rehabilitation Project
  • 2014: Finalist Engineers Australia’s Excellence Award (National Division) – Tomago Wetlands Rehabilitation Project
  • 2013: Winner National Trust of Australia’s Natural Heritage Award – Tomago Wetlands Rehabilitation Project
  • 2009: D.N. Foster Memorial Fellowship Award